Install VMware tools in Endian 2.1

Software used: * Endian Firewall Community 2.1.1 Community Edition * VMware Server 2.01 on Windows 2003 x64 host Endian 2.1.1 Download Login as root, make a temp directory for the work: mkdir /work cd /work mount /dev/cdrom /mnt cp /mnt/VMwareTools*.gz /work umount /dev/cdrom Install wget and dependant info package. rpm -Uvh http://archives.fedoraproject.org/pub/archive/fedora/linux/core/3/i386/os/Fedora/RPMS/info-4.7-5.i386.rpm rpm -Uvh http://archives.fedoraproject.org/pub/archive/fedora/linux/core/3/i386/os/Fedora/RPMS/wget-1.9.1-17.i386.rpm […]

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VMware Server tips and tricks

Below are my experiences for tuning and troubleshooting VMware Server 1.x on my Windows 2003 x64 host. Hope these can save someone some hours. In most cases, the bottleneck is the disks. I am so poor that I cannot afford SAN/RAID, but I would recommend a hardware RAID5 or RAID6¬†on production systems. === Improve proformance […]

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Ipcop in VMware

I recently installed an IPcop 1.4 in vmware to replace my old firewall at home. I also need to filter some unwanted website for my kids. === Time/Clock problem === Due to the well known time sync problem of all virtual machine, the clock in my Ipcop often running slow. IPcop use fcrontab, so I […]

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Install CentOS 5 in VMware

Software Used: Windows 2003 R2 SP2 x64 Standard Edtion (as host) VMware Server 1.0.6 (free) Edition Get CentOS-5.2-i386-netinstall.iso from www.centos.org mirror Create the virtual machine Choose Redhat Enterprise 4 as the OS Memory (at least 128MB absolute minimum, at least 384MB for GUI installation) Remove the USB, Sound, etc (optional) Boot into VM BIOS, remove […]

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Install VMware server

This document list how I install VMware Server on a Windows host. I assume you have basic knowledge on IT and your Windows 2003 server is already running. Software used: Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 x64 Standard Editon VMware Server 1.0.6 built 91891 (free) Edition Download and Install Download the VMware server (free) edition at […]

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